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More than 560 Palestinians tortured to death in Syria prisons

December 19, 2018 at 9:27 am

Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in 2014 [Laila Ben Allal/Middle East Monitor]

Two Palestinian sisters from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus were tortured to death in Syrian regime prisons on Saturday, the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria said, noting that they had spent four years in prison before their death, Arab48 reported yesterday.

They increase to 563 the number of Palestinian refugees tortured to death in Syrian regime prisons,  the group said. While 1,711 Palestinian refugees are enduring difficult conditions in regime jails, in addition to the 12,000 who have been detained.

The Action Group also reported that the Syrian regime security forces had arrested a number of the Palestinian refugees who voluntarily returned to Syria from Europe.

According to the Action Group, 3,874 Palestinian refugees were killed in Syria over the past four years, including 200 who starved to death due to the lack of food and medicine in the Yarmouk refugee camp at the height of the fighting.

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